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I like the copper/brass as well. But I'm all the type of guy who took his copper heater core to a radiator shop to repair the leak rather than spend the same amount if money for an aluminum replacement..Sent from my LG-H830 using Tapatalk
I put a plastic one in my tacoma after the last plastic one cracked at the top.. I replaced ALL the coolant hoses with oem on this motor, the little stuff is just nickel and dimeing me to death. I figured I'd go copper/brass for longevity but the cheapskate in me says hmm plastic!
Aluminium dissipates heat better than copper does. The plastic ones aren't as bad as people say. The one I'm running is 3 years old and has been through a couple wrecks that should've killed it.
I have had copper/brass and my current V6 rad is plastic and aluminum and it is superior to anything I have ran, only because it holds more coolant. With that in mind, while I like the idea of brass/copper for field fixes I don't think the thermal conductivity of the radiator material is that big of a deal, since the coolant and the air flowing through it are what is really doing the work.I guess what I am trying to say is the best radiator is bigger than your stock radiator, whatever it is made of .
Brass/copper V6 radiator in my 1985 22R truck and have the original belt driven fan and a pair of electric fans to help during the heat of summer when my no AC truck that now has an AC system makes the engine run warmer than I feel comfortable with.
Could You post a link to the pair of fans for Me?
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